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Neurobiology of Aggression: Understanding and Preventing Violence (Contemporary Neuroscience) Hardcover – March 24, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-1588291882 ISBN-10: 158829188X Edition: 2003rd

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"...the volume successfully conveys the recent advances in aggression research and illustrates the value of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of complex behaviors...Highly recommended." -- CHOICE

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Excessive human aggression has become a major social problem worldwide, presumably because of its deep roots in the neuronal circuits and neurochemical pathways of the human brain. In Neurobiology of Aggression: Understanding and Preventing Violence, leading researchers and physicians review the cellular and molecular basis of aggression and show how the nerve cell circuitry and the neurochemistry that mediate aggressive behavior are modified by various environmental and genetic factors. The authors consider in detail the nerve cell circuits of the brain that control aggressive behaviors, focusing on their links to cognition and the neurotransmitter pathways that either promote or suppress violent behavior. They also examine how family environment, early life experiences, exposure to violent video games and movies, religion, and substance abuse affect violent behaviors, including participation in gangs and terrorist organizations. Various behavioral and pharmacological approaches are presented for preventing and treating individual aggression.
Drawing on insights from neurobiology, neurochemistry, genetics, behavior science, and cultural studies, Neurobiology of Aggression: Understanding and Preventing Violence offers specialists and educated laymen a comprehensive yet concise science-based view of why people carry out violent acts against innocent victims and how an understanding of brain function can be used to limit further violence.
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Product Details

  • Series: Contemporary Neuroscience
  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Humana Press; 2003 edition (March 24, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158829188X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588291882
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,082,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gabec on April 22, 2013
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Very interesting articles I found in this book, I am glad that I bought it. very useful for everbody to know the brain functions
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